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Social Work With African American MalesHealth, Mental Health, and Social Policy$
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Waldo E. Johnson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195314366

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.001.0001

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The African American Male

The African American Male

The Social Policy Challenge of the Twenty-First Century

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Social Work With African American Males

Earl S. Johnson

Waldo E. Johnson

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the social and economic challenges faced by African American males. It then proposes a three-step policy process that would greatly improve the wellbeing, social integration, and potentially the economic status of African American males in the United States. These options are by no means easy to implement or even to agree upon, but they are designed to provoke discussion and to implement action — before things get worse.

Keywords:   African American males, social status, public policy, economic status

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